A Carolina Panthers fan was put in a what appears to be choke hold by a security guard during a game against the Dallas Cowboys in Texas on Thanksgiving Day.
Video taken by bystanders shows the chaotic scene as the fan, who identified himself as James Small, is restrained to the shock of bystanders, some of whom intervene.
"In the last five minutes of the game, security approached me and told me I would have to leave because a complaint had been filed against me, calling me 'disruptive.' They would not tell me anything specific and said they would not ask me to leave again," Small said in a statement posted to Facebook.
"I politely stood up for myself and before I knew it they were nudging mom out of the way to get to me and at that point, I walked into the aisle and was immediately put into a choke hold. The video shows what happened," he said.
Small said he has asked Arlington police to review the video. Arlington police told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that they are still in the process of completing a report. It is unclear what prompted security to approach Small.
A representative for the Cowboys had no comment Tuesday.